The latest contract modification awards reflects an exercised option to provide several militaries with MK 54 lightweight torpedo array kits.
France pushes on with FDI
The French MoD has decided to step up the pace on its Frégate de Défense et d'Intervention (FDI) 4,500t frigate programme, also known by the export designation Belharra.
Shipbuilder Naval Group expects to have launched the first-in-class Amiral Ronarc’h by the end of 2021. By then, it also aims to power up the Panoramic Sensors & Intelligence Module (PSIM) mast for the first time.
PSIM is significant as it houses four Thales Sea Fire panels (the first fixed array radar in the French Navy). A prototype PSIM has been tested in the south of France since 2019.
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